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after i dropped him off. >> erin's third grade son bear was in the front hallway of sandy hook elementary school when the shooling began and a teacher saved his life. erin is joining us from washington. erin, it's been almost two months now and there's a lot of people who are still struggling. first of all, just give us a sense of how you and bear and your family are doing right now. >> we are doing as well as can be expected. our entire community is struggling and we will struggle for quite some time. all things considered, we're back to a new normal routine and i'm just trying to move forward. >> erin, can you tell us what it is like to be in that room? we saw that gentleman there very emotional about losing his own child. i can imagine that there's a lot of things you're thinking about and feeling when you're in that room and you hear that day being replayed over and over. >> it's particularly emotional. i don't think there were hardly any of us there with dry eyes and yet we've heard these stories before. so i think the impact on the legislators and those of you at home wat
, jared. >>> our special coverage of the pope's last day. erin burnett and chris cuomo anchor our coverage. >>> it has been almost 600 years since someone other than god knew exactly when a papacy would end, but right now exactly four hours remain in the reign of benedict xvi as leader of the catholic church. this hour is when he's going to board a helicopter and leave the vatican as pope for the very last time. >> the pomp and circumstance so many around the world want to watch and be a part of. welcome to our viewers around the world and here in the united states. this is cnn's special live coverage. this will be one of the titles that he's going to carry when he goes into retirement. i'm erin burnett. >> and i'm chris cuomo, next to erin. so we're waiting on this moment. less than an hour away. he will come out, there will be people waiting and waving. a lot of mixed emotions. he'll get on the helicopter bound forecastel gandolfo. that is the papal retreat south of rome. there will be thousands of town folks there, the faithful, waiting for him. remember that will be the last time they
of this storm even brought lightning and thunder, can you hear it? [ thunder ] cnn's erin mcpike is in wichita. how much snow do you have and how much is coming? and karen mcginnis in the weather center. what do you see, erin? >> reporter: well, you know, right now we think we have about 8 inches. i'll show you here, we have a ruler. so, yep, that's looking like about 8 inches. but the snow stopped a couple hours ago, so now we have the effects of it, which if you want to look over here, we still got somebody digging out his car, and we're going to try -- you can see that snowplows have come by. we basically made a median out of the snow, there's big heaps of snow. so it has piled up one but the effects we have to tell you about, there are power outages in the southwestern part of the state. people need to be aware. no fatales. everybody should stay off the road. all major universities, school districts and the government is closed. basically the business of kansas has shut down today, the governor sam brownback declared a state of emergency. we think snow might be over, we might get more toni
can't get to her. it's a mess everywhere, so highway 49 is actually blocked right now. >> erin mcpike is in wichita, kansas and meteorologist jennifer delgado is at the cnn weather center. we start with you erin, it stopped snowing for a little while at least right? >> reporter: it looks like it has stopped, yes, however, the governor of kansas, sam brownback did declare a state of emergency here because we have seen a lot of snow pile up in the last four hours or so. we've got somewhere between 6 to 8 inches. if you can check out over here a little bit, obviously you can't see the road but also we've seen snowplows go by all morning long eight to ten times making a median, big eepz of snow theheae middle, a huge mess. carol one of the interesting things about this snowstorm is that it's thunder snow, we have some video from earlier this morning of lightning and thunder with that snow. we'll play that here for a second. i guess you can see it. and because of this snow, so much of the state is shut down today, most of the universities are closed, lots of public schools, the governm
stuck, too. we are covering it all. cnn's erin mcpike is in kansas city, missouri, and meteorologist jennifer delgado is tracking the storm in our weather center. let's begin with erin in the nation's heartland, good morning, erin, it looks terrible. >> reporter: good morning, carol. we're getting about two inches of snow an hour, but what i want to tell you are the power outages. we talked to kansas city power and light all morning and the power outages have doubled and tripled since we first started talking to them, up to 35,000 power outages just in the kansas city metro area. there are also about 10,000 power outages in texas and another 10,000 or so in oklahoma. that's a problem for those getting heat so that's something to watch out for. also around me it's getting harder to see if you can look a little bit behind me here you don't see very many cars on the road. however the cars that we have seen have gotten stuck, one of them rolled down the hill so it is very dangerous. we also know from kansas governor sam brownback that there was a second death in this storm reported last
this. chad is in the weather center. stand by. i wantxdÑi to go first to erin mcpike, who i was e-mailing earlier saying, please stay warm, you say you haveq been so far. by the looks of yourxd surroundings, it looks chilly.xi >> reporter: the worst of the storm rightlp no7Ñ" is over. it looks to be sleeting a little bit right now. but the storm itself is over. that does notfá éñ mean the pai e1 tell you. we haveok gotq about 38,000 pow outages still in kansas city. about 10,000 more infá texas an more+ in oklahoma and let me sw you why, brooke. look at Ñie1this. the snow here is really, really heavy. if you get hit with something like this, it is reallya5ñr goo and bringing down power lines. ñ outages. also, 20 miles south of here, in belton, missouri, there was a whole building that collapsed because of this heavy snow. you know, last week, we were in wichita, and we sawu peo#s+Ñ rooftops, because you want to get thatxd heavy snow off, so y building collapses like we had earlier today. brooke? >> erin m÷cpike, to all the people in kansas Ñicity, put th snowballs d
could take the throne. here's cnn's erin mclaughlin. >> reporter: for over 500 years, this was the resting place of king richard iii. what was once the location of a church is now in municipal car park. archaeologists found his remains here at an ill-fitting shallow, hastily dug grave. they say that he did not have any sort of shroud or coffin. now earlier today, a panel of experts released their findings. culmination of months of detailed analysis involving dna testing, bio carbon testing, and environmental sampling. they can now say beyond any reasonable doubt they have found the remains of king richard iii. >> i can now tell you there's a dna match between the maternal dna from the descendants of the family of richard iii and the remains we found at the grave dig. the dna evidence points to these being the remains of richard iii. >> reporter: richard iii will be reburied at lester cathedral. not far from here. officials say that they are planning to hold a memorial service in his honor so he can have one final resting place, they say, that's dignifying and fit for
for being with us. >>> tonight erin burnett explores how the oscar pistorius murder case in trial in south africa will differ from cases in the u.s. these are important questions and differences. watch erin burnett outfront at 7:00 on cnn. >>> jodi arias back on the stand after another day of graphic, graphic testimony. today could be the day she finally testifies about killing heric ex-boyfriend, travis alexander. stay with us. why turbo? trust us. it's just better to be in front. the sonata turbo. from hyundai. but at xerox we've embraced a new role. working behind the scenes to provide companies with services... like helping hr departments manage benefits and pensions for over 11 million employees. reducing document costs by up to 30%... and processing $421 billion dollars in accounts payables each year. helping thousands of companies simplify how work gets done. how's that for an encore? with xerox, you're ready for real business. >>> colorado is working out rules on who can buy marijuana in that state. beginning neck month the state expects a wave of out of state visitors coming for p
're covering this for you state by state. erin mcpike got the short straw. she's in kansas city. i've watched you this morning as you've been getting hit with driving slow and it looks line a slushy mess behind you. how are things? >> reporter: well, that's right. the snow has been really bad, but it's finally let up as you can see. roads were treacherous if a while, but lots of snowplows coming by. but for as thick a layer of ice as we hd eaad earlier, you can things getting better. the big story is the power outages. already in kansas city there are 45,000 power outages in this area. 10,000 in texas. thousands more in oklahoma. that's the big problem obviously because it's cold out and people need to have heat. they need to have their power. >> that's just a thick messy snow, not the easy stuff that you can get rid of. the kind of stuff that's hard to shovel. >> well, it is really hard to shovel. and the other thing is that there are some traffic lights up the street that are actually covered in snow and you can't tell which light is lit. but the heavy snow is snapping power lines and that'
interview tomorrow night at 7:00 p.m. eastern on erin burnett. >>> now something really special. don lemon is in the house to tell us what he has coming up this evening. >> how do you follow ted nugent? >> i don't know, that's your problem now. >> we're going to talk about another hot discussion. john mccain versus hagel in the senate confirmation hearings this week. i'm sure you saw that. some say senator john mccain was rude and defense nominee chuck hagel seemed unprepared. watch. >> senator, i stand by him -- >> were you correct in your assessment? >> well, i would defer to the judgment of history to thwart that out. >> i think the committee deserves your judgment as to whether you were right or wrong about the surge? >> i'll explain why i made those comments. >> i want to know if you're right or wrong, that's a direct question i expect a direct answer. >> we're going to talk about that in our political topic. did senator hagel deserve the harsh reception. and was he woefully unprepared? we'll talk about it. day six of the hostage situation in alabama. a 5-year-old held in an undergrou
that answer right now. >> they're thinking erin burnett is the worst person ever asking that question. >> we only know what we can see as the sun is setting in rome. here's the helicopter that holds pope benedict xvi taking a looping route, going back north before it's coming back south to go to where castel gandolfo is. on the ground thousands and thousands of people looking up at a man they will never again see as pope. the bells are ringing, the sun is setting, literally and symbolically for pope benedict xvi. this is a 15-minute ride to castel gandolfo, the summer residence of the pope. he's going to do something more ceremonious there. >> the popemobile is waiting and he'll have the final goodbye where he will be on the balcony and say goodbye to all the people who have kong debatcongr there. >> when the swiss guard leaves cast l gandolfo, that is the outward sign pope benedict xvi is no longer pope. >> because you love this part of it, you're obsessed with it. >> i am. >> so walk us through it. i know they could have up to ten days before they start the conclave. >> this is a big deal.
. some four years later, ex-governor sanford's running for congress. erin pike with us from washington. does mark sanford believe south carolinians are ready to forgive him? >> reporter: he acknowledges he made a serious mistake but is using the commercial to turn the pa page by asking voters for a second chance. he's reminding them he's known for being fiscally conservative. he's trying to shift the focus of the race to that record. his consultant told cnn because he's such a fighter, he's going to work to get either vote he can. because sanford is the most well-known candidate in the race, his campaign says anything sanford does will suck up all the oxygen in that race. his political team expects that voters will either vote for sanford or against him but not in favor of anyone else. sanford is running well ahead of them and almost certainly will make the runoff that's two weeks later. >> well, nice to see what happened to sanford has not undermined the ego of his political team. but he is going to be running against somebody who is more high-profile and that is the sister of comedia
and got stuck. erin pike is in wichita. how are you doing? >> reporter: very well. look, schools and universities have closed for the most part today. businesses were all closed yesterday around this area, but slowly opening back up today. the government got a delayed start to the day, but back open, too. and the roads are all open. the government is just urging drivers that if they're going to drive, they want to get all the though off the top of their cars so doesn't obstruct vision. but i have to tell you, a lot of people in kansas are really happy about all this snow because this is the third year of a really terrible drought here. and as you know, it's a big farming state, so a drought is a big problem. but it's bringing much needed moisture. the big concern, though, is with cattle ranchers. i spoke to a couple of them last night and their big concern is keeping cabs warm. it's cabbing season. these pictures are from frank harper. you can see there are probably cows in the snow, but they were also bringing these calves inside to warm them up. >> you don't normally see that.
passionate. he's -- erin burnett show did a segment with him. it shows the divide in this country, not only on that issue -- >> why can't we have ---invite reasonable people in? i have randy barnett, an expert on guns. he's a smart, reasonable guy who could further the conversation. ted nugent cannot further the conversation. he's an idiot. >> we are focusing on ted nugent. >> the question isn't why is ted nugent speaking to the press? the legitimate question is why is the press asking ted nugent questions? >> great. >> i want to say, too. i want to say, carol, that when you talk about branding the republican party, i don't think he's been invited here to brand the republican party. i think he's been invited here as a guest of the congressman, but that doesn't mean he represents the republican party. >> you don't get to choose your brand. >> we have to wrap this up. >> stockman wants attention, nugent wants attention. >> i have to wrap it up. thank you so much. we want to hear from you, too. our facebook friends, the question should ted nugent attend the state of the union. this from andrew
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